About me pages are kind of weird. What can I tell you?
I kind of fell into this. Flashback eight years ago. Random day. U.C. Berkeley. I was heading to class when I was approached by this striking redhead–a producer for a major magazine. She asked if I’d be interested in going to a casting call. No makeup, dressed like crap– I half-wondered if she was making fun of me. But she wasn’t, so I went, and I was picked. As soon as the magazine hit I was able to get an agent and start working almost immediately all over California, but mostly in San Francisco, where, I lived for most of my life.
Now I live in Tokyo, doing all the things I love: modeling, traveling, and writing. Pretty much the best life ever.
I fell down the beauty product rabbit hole about ten years ago, when I was working as a writer for a San Francisco cosmetics company. I worked with some industry heavy hitters, learning the ins and outs of formulas and active ingredients, and how to separate the real deals from the hype– and I’ve been hooked ever since. More recently, I’ve written for Refinery 29 and Savvy Tokyo, among others.
One more thing…
I eat candy. Preferably cute Japanese candy. It’s a bit of a problem…